Visit the North Cape in Norway

Cliffs, views and an unusual climate mark the North Cape

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The North Cape in Norway in northern Scandinavia's most popular travel destination — and for good reason. The North Cape is a monumental natural experience, along with breathtaking views, unusual climatic conditions, the dramatic cliff itself and the fact that you can stand at Europe's northern end.

About the North Cape, Norway

The North Cape is a 1,000-foot-high cliff (307 meters) that is generally referred to as the northernmost point of Europe.

A quarter of a million tourists visits the North Cape each summer, making it one of Norway's top travel destinations. It is located in the region of Finnmark, also called the Norwegian Lapland.

The Region of Finnmark

On the same latitude as Greenland and Alaska, you find Finnmark. Norway's Finnmark region is a wild and wonderful part of Norway. In Finnmark, travelers can visit 19 unique destinations, offering everything from quiet, relaxing vacations to adventurous outdoor trips.

Activities at the North Cape

While the North Cape is a wonderful experience in itself, travelers can also enjoy bird safaris to a nature reservation with more than two million seabirds or exciting deep sea rafting at night. In the summer, there is no sunset; there's the midnight sun

During the rest of the year, you can view the northern lights (Aurora Borealis). A popular activity at the North Cape is to hike on the snow-covered mountains and cliffs.

Watch out for the length of the day here in winter, though, as it can stay dark for quite a while during the time of the polar nights.

Getting to the North Cape

From Oslo, Norway, travelers have several options to get to the North Cape:

  • Drive from Oslo to the North Cape.
  • Fly from Oslo to Alta/Hammersted.

North Cape Accommodations

Many visitors stay in the town of Honningsvag, Norway, which is near the North Cape. In addition, here are three great Nordkapp hotels nearby to consider.